We’ve seen some great workplaces already in our tour of Michigan. From the top-notch environment at Haworth to the cool vibe at ePrize, Michigan is full of great companies. Now, people around the national are starting to notice too.
Plante Moran and Quicken Loans are two of the top 10 places to work in the U.S. according to a study recently released by WorkplaceDynamics. The rankings are based on employee satisfaction. Michigan was one of only two states to have more than one company listed. Texas was the other.
Excerpt from Detroit Free Press story:
The rankings are compiled from more than half a million employee surveys at 805 large companies. In comparison, Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” involves 246,000 employee surveys from 280 businesses with more than 1,000 employees. Plante Moran and Quicken Loans also did well on the 2012 Fortune list, ranking No. 37 and No. 10, respectively.
“We care about our people,” said Gordon Krater, managing partner of Plante Moran, which has 1,700 employees. “All we are is people.”
This kind of philosophy is more than just talk. Late last year, for example, Plante Moran gave its workers a bonus day off to be used anytime during December and the first half of January — as a way to show appreciation for their hard work. Plante Moran ranked No. 3 among large companies in the 2011 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces competition.
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